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PET Tracer Detects Early Prostate Cancer

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February 18, 2002
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A new test may help doctors more accurately diagnose prostate cancer in the early stages of disease. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men over 40 in the United States. Detecting prostate cancer before it spreads is a key challenge facing physicians—and can have a major impact on patient survival.

A new test may help doctors more accurately diagnose prostate cancer in the early stages of disease. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men over 40 in the United States. Detecting prostate cancer before it spreads is a key challenge facing physicians—and can have a major impact on patient survival.


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